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The Royal Palace

Slottsplassen 1, Oslo 0010, Norway
+47 22 04 87 00
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The Royal Palace is situated on a rise at one end of Oslo’s main thoroughfare, Karl Johans gate. It was officially taken into use on 26 July 1849 by King Oscar I.The Royal Palace is open to the public during the summer season. Visitors follow a guided tour through the most important rooms of the Palace. There is usually also a special exhibition each year, as part of the tour. Tickets are available at Billettservice.no and at the entrance.The main changing of the guard takes place every day at 1.30 PM.The Royal Palace is where the daily work of the monarchy is conducted and where the King and Queen live. It is where the King presides over the Council of State, grants audiences and holds official dinners. Foreign heads of state who visit Oslo stay at the Palace. Most of the members of the Royal Court have their workplace here.
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Slottsplassen 1, Oslo 0010, Norway
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Reviewed yesterday

among other places in the city, the Royal palace is a great place to see, appreciated by many other friends who visited Oslo before us.

Thank 72hema
Reviewed 2 days ago

Book through the website-- it guarantees you don´t get stuck in an hour long que, in the rain, with children.... and that you get your preferred language of choice. Be prepared to wear shoe baggies over your shoes. You are simply common-folk in a kings...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very convenient location in the city center, the royal residence is at the top of Karl Johans gate; here live the democrats King Harald and Queen Sonja. Changing of the Guards every day at 1.30 pm. Guided tours every day in summer. Tickets are sold...More

Thank gdinunzio
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Royal Palace is a must see when visiting Norway.You will learn of the unique history of the Royals.

Thank Esti32
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In checking the website we discovered we could book in English tour at various times during the day. So we pre-paid our tickets for the 4 PM one hour tour in English of the Royal Palace. Getting near require some walking, but it was well...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

And we also enjoyed the view of the palace. It is a nice stroll to have, especially if you have children as it is located in the city center

Thank 573dannan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was part of our walking tour. Very convenient location in the main part of the city. Almost a casual laid back atmosphere in its grandeur. We liked the statue of Maud.

Thank PhoebeNJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is so smack dab in the downtown area you shouldn't miss it. If you can, watch the changing of the guards, which we stumbled upon :)

Thank c0nny
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just walked around the grounds of the palace. Not much to see except the two guards outside and a couple of statues but it is the palace and so you should go.

1  Thank Sage7189
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Royal Palace is an amazing structure to see. Just walking through the grounds and drive way to the palace itself is great. It is well worth the time to see and enjoy.

Thank Ed50_13
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Alice C
2 August 2017|
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Response from LivEllen | Property representative |
No, I'm afraid the season ends on 17 August. The smal summer palace of Oscarshall will still be open for visits during the weekend first part of September, though, if that would be of interest to you. More information at... More
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BryanM935
12 February 2016|
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Response from LivEllen | Property representative |
Tickets for the guided tours of the Palace can be purchased online at Billettservice/Ticketmaster. There are four tours in English every day, and the season starts 18 June. For more details, please visit... More
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Joao V
31 January 2016|
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Response from priyadarshi | Reviewed this property |
Cant really answer that one, but I guess that the royals arent as royal as the ones at the Buckingham...:)
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